ASUC President Vishalli Loomba speaks at the senate meeting about her executive order voiding the V.O.I.C.E. initiative.

V.O.I.C.E. campaign will challenge executive order

The campaign manager for The Daily Californian’s fee initiative said Thursday that she will file charges against the executive order issued recently by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba that invalidated the initiative. After meeting with former ASUC attorney general Kevin Gibson — who previously filed charges against former ASUC president Noah
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The destruction of Eshleman Hall will take place in the second half of the 2012-13 school year.

Eshleman Hall to be demolished months later than projected

Contrary to previous expectations, Eshleman Hall, a building that houses dozens of student groups, will now be demolished in spring 2013 — several months later than originally projected. Prompted by the B.E.A.R.S. Initiative in 2010, the demolition of the building is part of the larger multimillion dollar Lower Sproul Plaza
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The ASUC elections voting booth in front of Sigma Epsilon.

ASUC Judicial Council rejects proposed rule to prevent incentivized voting

An attempt by the ASUC Elections Council to implement a temporary rule meant to prevent incentivized voting was rejected by the ASUC Judicial Council on Tuesday. According to ASUC Attorney General Deepti Rajendran, concerns were brought to the Elections Council about specific candidates’ campaign staff and specific political parties running voting
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Vishalli Loomba speaks to the Berkeley City Council to protest the changes to the second response protocol.

ASUC President issues executive order invalidating Daily Cal fee referendum

V.O.I.C.E. Initiative violates UC policy, and a solution could affect the Daily Cal's independence, Loomba says

ASUC President Vishalli Loomba issued an executive order early Wednesday morning invalidating an initiative on the 2012 ASUC general election ballot that asks students to support The Daily Californian. Loomba’s order comes just as the second of three voting days for the election begins. In the order, she cites a
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Students vote at the ASUC elections booth in front of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Temporary rule may be enacted to prevent incentivized ASUC voting

A voting booth for the 2012 ASUC general election set up in front of a campus fraternity house has prompted the ASUC attorney general to push for a temporary rule that would prevent specific parties or candidates from running biased voting stations. The CalGreeks voting booth is hosted on the lawn
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Bus pass referendum’s proposed rates debated

A fee referendum on the 2012 ASUC general election ballot asks students to vote on the extension of the Class Pass after it is set to expire in 2013. While referendum opponents have stated that the campus should attempt to negotiate a lower price for the pass — which gives
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V.O.I.C.E. Initiative follows national college newspaper trend

Following a national trend of college newspapers turning to student fee referendums to ease tight budgets, The Daily Californian has campaigned for a student fee to support the newspaper’s print operations and expand its online presence. College newspapers across the country have requested student fees to support their operations —
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ASUC bylaws are found difficult to enforce for campaigns against referendums

Supporters and opponents of the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative are alleging campaign violations against each other, but the election bylaws make it almost impossible for the ASUC Elections Council to respond to charge claims against a campaign opposing the initiative. Lynn Yu, campaign manager for the initiative — which asks students if they will
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